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Set in a futuristic world that has just witnessed the end of a massive war, scores of villages are terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. But the Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were once Samurai, who during the war integrated their living cells with machines to become dangerous weapons now appearing more machine than man. Absolute power corrupts, and their reign of terror is increasing its hold on the countryside.

But one group of villagers has had enough, deciding to hire Samurai to protect their village. Kirara is a young priestess who travels to the city seeking out protection. One by one, she encounters brave samurai that the war has left behind. These men of skill and valor are each unique and not without their quirks. But can they come together as one to defend the helpless village?

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Description

Set in a futuristic world that has just witnessed the end of a massive war, scores of villages are terrorized by Nobuseri bandits. But the Nobuseri are no normal bandits. They were once Samurai, who during the war integrated their living cells with machines to become dangerous weapons now appearing more machine than man. Absolute power corrupts, and their reign of terror is increasing its hold on the countryside.

But one group of villagers has had enough, deciding to hire Samurai to protect their village. Kirara is a young priestess who travels to the city seeking out protection. One by one, she encounters brave samurai that the war has left behind. These men of skill and valor are each unique and not without their quirks. But can they come together as one to defend the helpless village?

    • EPISODE 1

    The Master

    Facing starvation at the hands of the Nobuseri, the farmers of Kanna Village make a desperate decision: hire samurai to wage war. The village's Water Priestess, Kirara, her little sister Komachi, and a heartbroken man named Rikichi journey to a giant merchant city. Navigating dangerous streets filled with ronin, they must find willing samurai before their village is lost.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Facing starvation at the hands of the Nobuseri, the farmers of Kanna Village make a desperate decision: hire samurai to wage war. The village's Water Priestess, Kirara, her little sister Komachi, and a heartbroken man named Rikichi journey to a giant merchant city. Navigating dangerous streets filled with ronin, they must find willing samurai before their village is lost.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Pupil

    Kirara's Dowsing Crystal found a samurai strong enough to lead them, but he refuses to help. Volunteering instead is the untried Katsushiro, but the Crystal does not point to him. Could Kirara's tool of divination be wrong? The answer must come quickly, when the Magistrate's pleasure-loving son kidnaps Kirara, and the young samurai faces his first real test.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Kirara's Dowsing Crystal found a samurai strong enough to lead them, but he refuses to help. Volunteering instead is the untried Katsushiro, but the Crystal does not point to him. Could Kirara's tool of divination be wrong? The answer must come quickly, when the Magistrate's pleasure-loving son kidnaps Kirara, and the young samurai faces his first real test.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    The Entertainer

    Since the Great War ended, society has been turned upside down. Samurai honor has been replaced by the materialism of the merchants, and displaced warriors must find new ways to survive. For one battle-scarred man, that means entertainment, exploiting his skills for daily bread. But with his real-world approach and adaptability, he may be exactly what the farmers need.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Since the Great War ended, society has been turned upside down. Samurai honor has been replaced by the materialism of the merchants, and displaced warriors must find new ways to survive. For one battle-scarred man, that means entertainment, exploiting his skills for daily bread. But with his real-world approach and adaptability, he may be exactly what the farmers need.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    The Loner

    The group has gotten the Magistrate's attention -- never a good thing. Viewing samurai "relics" as a threat to merchant authority, their scuffle with his son makes a convenient excuse. He orders the group's execution, farmers and samurai alike. As they battle a string of assassins, Kambei encounters one silent, incredibly skilled samurai he is determined to recruit.

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    • 26 Minutes

    The group has gotten the Magistrate's attention -- never a good thing. Viewing samurai "relics" as a threat to merchant authority, their scuffle with his son makes a convenient excuse. He orders the group's execution, farmers and samurai alike. As they battle a string of assassins, Kambei encounters one silent, incredibly skilled samurai he is determined to recruit.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    The Drifter

    Frustrated by their inability to find willing (and capable) samurai, Kambei's group stops at a teashop to recharge. There, they are told of a wandering, moneyless man who chops wood with his sword to pay for meals. As they soon learn, that is only the start of this nomad's peculiar, rice-loving, philosophizing ways. But his uniqueness could prove invaluable.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Frustrated by their inability to find willing (and capable) samurai, Kambei's group stops at a teashop to recharge. There, they are told of a wandering, moneyless man who chops wood with his sword to pay for meals. As they soon learn, that is only the start of this nomad's peculiar, rice-loving, philosophizing ways. But his uniqueness could prove invaluable.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    The Fool

    After the mysterious murder of the Imperial Envoy in the Magistrate's home -- with a bloody sword as the only clue -- a citywide hunt for all samurai begins. With a high price suddenly on their heads, the band of samurai must escape the city fast. Kikuchiyo, the erratic and blundering machine, seizes the moment to prove himself to the team.

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    • 26 Minutes

    After the mysterious murder of the Imperial Envoy in the Magistrate's home -- with a bloody sword as the only clue -- a citywide hunt for all samurai begins. With a high price suddenly on their heads, the band of samurai must escape the city fast. Kikuchiyo, the erratic and blundering machine, seizes the moment to prove himself to the team.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    The Friend

    With Kikuchiyo's fate uncertain, Kambei leads the samurai into a city of relaxation -- and pays a visit to a trusted friend. Shichiroji fought with Kambei in the Great War, but has settled down to a peaceful life with a woman he adores. Can samurai truly abandon the warrior way? Will Shichiroji leave his love, and take up his sword again?

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    • 26 Minutes

    With Kikuchiyo's fate uncertain, Kambei leads the samurai into a city of relaxation -- and pays a visit to a trusted friend. Shichiroji fought with Kambei in the Great War, but has settled down to a peaceful life with a woman he adores. Can samurai truly abandon the warrior way? Will Shichiroji leave his love, and take up his sword again?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    The Guardians

    The samurai escape a merchant raid, only to find themselves in a cavern city under the watchful gaze of the Shikimoribito. Who are these mysterious "Guardians"? Man or machine? Ally or enemy? A new friend tries to explain, but she is hiding something, too. Will these secrets mean trouble for the samurai, and the farmers they've sworn to protect?

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    • 26 Minutes

    The samurai escape a merchant raid, only to find themselves in a cavern city under the watchful gaze of the Shikimoribito. Who are these mysterious "Guardians"? Man or machine? Ally or enemy? A new friend tries to explain, but she is hiding something, too. Will these secrets mean trouble for the samurai, and the farmers they've sworn to protect?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    The Bandits

    Kikuchiyo has been foolishly captured by the Bandits, and the samurai must leave the caves to rescue him. But as soon as they reach daylight the towering machines ambush them. Clearly a traitor is in their midst. Can Kambei and the others survive their first clash with the Nobuseri? And how should samurai deal with betrayal?

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    • 26 Minutes

    Kikuchiyo has been foolishly captured by the Bandits, and the samurai must leave the caves to rescue him. But as soon as they reach daylight the towering machines ambush them. Clearly a traitor is in their midst. Can Kambei and the others survive their first clash with the Nobuseri? And how should samurai deal with betrayal?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    The Journey

    Knowing legions of Nobuseri will be searching for them soon, Kambei decides the group must go to Kanna immediately, though the team of seven is not yet complete. Dividing into smaller groups to avoid detection, the samurai and farmers embark down three separate paths to the village. To survive the trek, new bonds of trust must be quickly forged.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Knowing legions of Nobuseri will be searching for them soon, Kambei decides the group must go to Kanna immediately, though the team of seven is not yet complete. Dividing into smaller groups to avoid detection, the samurai and farmers embark down three separate paths to the village. To survive the trek, new bonds of trust must be quickly forged.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    The Village

    The samurai finally arrive at Kanna Village... and find no one there to greet them. Recent threats from the Bandits have shaken the farmers' resolve, and not all of them want the samurai's help. As the samurai begin their preparations for war, they must confront something even more dangerous: betrayal from the farmers who have hired them.

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    • 26 Minutes

    The samurai finally arrive at Kanna Village... and find no one there to greet them. Recent threats from the Bandits have shaken the farmers' resolve, and not all of them want the samurai's help. As the samurai begin their preparations for war, they must confront something even more dangerous: betrayal from the farmers who have hired them.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    The Truth

    Katsushiro has taken a step on the samurai path he can never take back: he's made his first kill. Kirara is guilt-ridden, feeling she's pushed Katsushiro into spilling blood before he was ready. Meanwhile, the village is thrown into an uproar, debating what to do with the traitor, Manzo. Only a surprising revelation from Kikuchiyo can reunite the splintered group.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Katsushiro has taken a step on the samurai path he can never take back: he's made his first kill. Kirara is guilt-ridden, feeling she's pushed Katsushiro into spilling blood before he was ready. Meanwhile, the village is thrown into an uproar, debating what to do with the traitor, Manzo. Only a surprising revelation from Kikuchiyo can reunite the splintered group.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    The Attack

    The first battle has finally arrived. Are the villagers ready? Or has all of their hard work been in vain? They will find out only when their defenses are tested at last.

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    • 26 Minutes

    The first battle has finally arrived. Are the villagers ready? Or has all of their hard work been in vain? They will find out only when their defenses are tested at last.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 14

    The Offering

    The first attack has sent the Bandits into a retreat, but it won't take them long to strike back. Now Kambei initiates an even bolder plan - handing Kyuzo, Gorobei, Katsushiro, and Kikuchiyo over to the enemy. With the entire village on the brink of destruction, can the samurai defeat the Bandits from the inside of their own massive ship?

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    • 26 Minutes

    The first attack has sent the Bandits into a retreat, but it won't take them long to strike back. Now Kambei initiates an even bolder plan - handing Kyuzo, Gorobei, Katsushiro, and Kikuchiyo over to the enemy. With the entire village on the brink of destruction, can the samurai defeat the Bandits from the inside of their own massive ship?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 15

    The Gun and the Calm

    The samurai's heroics have won momentary peace for the village, but as Kirara's Dowsing Crystal indicates, much darker clouds are on the horizon. While Katsushiro and Kirara battle with their feelings for each other, Kyuzo proves just how fearless and skilled a samurai can be - embarking on a solo mission into the heart of the enemy camp.

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    • 26 Minutes

    The samurai's heroics have won momentary peace for the village, but as Kirara's Dowsing Crystal indicates, much darker clouds are on the horizon. While Katsushiro and Kirara battle with their feelings for each other, Kyuzo proves just how fearless and skilled a samurai can be - embarking on a solo mission into the heart of the enemy camp.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 16

    The Storm

    Kanna is bombarded by rainfall as the Bandits make their final attack on the village. Deploying waves of attackers from every direction -- from ninja-like foot soldiers to the giant Benigumo machines -- the Bandits clearly will not stop until the village is destroyed. In the battle's furious climax, not all of the samurai will survive.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Kanna is bombarded by rainfall as the Bandits make their final attack on the village. Deploying waves of attackers from every direction -- from ninja-like foot soldiers to the giant Benigumo machines -- the Bandits clearly will not stop until the village is destroyed. In the battle's furious climax, not all of the samurai will survive.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 17

    The Remembrance

    With the death of their friend fresh on their minds, the surviving samurai must come to terms with the aftermath of battle. What lies ahead for them now? Is Kanna truly safe? They can't look to Kambei for leadership; without counsel, he departs on a solitary trek to the Guardian's cave, having an even more perilous mission in mind.

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    • 26 Minutes

    With the death of their friend fresh on their minds, the surviving samurai must come to terms with the aftermath of battle. What lies ahead for them now? Is Kanna truly safe? They can't look to Kambei for leadership; without counsel, he departs on a solitary trek to the Guardian's cave, having an even more perilous mission in mind.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 18

    The Emperor

    From the very beginning of this new Era of Merchants, little has been known about the Capital, and the divine ruler who manages this complicated system of control. Who is this man, responsible for the rise of the Merchants, the energy trade, and the Bandits torment of the peasants? With sword in hand, Kambei is about to find out.

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    • 26 Minutes

    From the very beginning of this new Era of Merchants, little has been known about the Capital, and the divine ruler who manages this complicated system of control. Who is this man, responsible for the rise of the Merchants, the energy trade, and the Bandits torment of the peasants? With sword in hand, Kambei is about to find out.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 19

    The Mutiny

    Kambei's confrontation with the Emperor -- and Rikichi's wife -- has landed him in a prison cell, awaiting his fate as the purported assassin of the Imperial Envoy. But the turmoil at the Capital is far from over. A political whirlwind has engulfed the empire with Ukyo at its center... and the outcome could make him more dangerous than ever before.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Kambei's confrontation with the Emperor -- and Rikichi's wife -- has landed him in a prison cell, awaiting his fate as the purported assassin of the Imperial Envoy. But the turmoil at the Capital is far from over. A political whirlwind has engulfed the empire with Ukyo at its center... and the outcome could make him more dangerous than ever before.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 20

    The Execution

    Ukyo's sudden rise to power has put Kambei at his mercy, and mercy is evidently not what this scheming clone has in mind. Kambei will be executed in a public display. Kikuchiyo and Katsushiro's rescue party arrive in the city just in time to hear the news of their leader's scheduled beheading. But can they battle quickly enough to save him?

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    • 26 Minutes

    Ukyo's sudden rise to power has put Kambei at his mercy, and mercy is evidently not what this scheming clone has in mind. Kambei will be executed in a public display. Kikuchiyo and Katsushiro's rescue party arrive in the city just in time to hear the news of their leader's scheduled beheading. But can they battle quickly enough to save him?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 21

    The Rescue

    In an unpredictable mix of heroics and political maneuverings, the rescue team finds a way out of the Capital alive, and takes refuge at the Firefly House. With Kambei pardoned, Sanae and Muzuki freed, and peace promised to Kanna, it seems the samurai's work is done. But the merchant Maro has a warning: the true struggle has only begun.

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    • 26 Minutes

    In an unpredictable mix of heroics and political maneuverings, the rescue team finds a way out of the Capital alive, and takes refuge at the Firefly House. With Kambei pardoned, Sanae and Muzuki freed, and peace promised to Kanna, it seems the samurai's work is done. But the merchant Maro has a warning: the true struggle has only begun.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 22

    The Divide

    Kambei's rescue has created deep rifts between Katsushiro and his sensei. Kambei believes the young samurai was too rash in his attempted heroics, and Katsushiro believes Kambei was arrogant to battle the Capital alone. At a time when every move is critical, with Ukyo's plot rapidly unfolding, can the samurai survive their team being split in two?

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    • 26 Minutes

    Kambei's rescue has created deep rifts between Katsushiro and his sensei. Kambei believes the young samurai was too rash in his attempted heroics, and Katsushiro believes Kambei was arrogant to battle the Capital alone. At a time when every move is critical, with Ukyo's plot rapidly unfolding, can the samurai survive their team being split in two?

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 23

    The Lies

    Ukyo is brilliantly playing Kanna's success to his own advantage, calling on ronin samurai to defend other villages from the Bandits, while at the same time secretly ordering the Bandits to increase their attacks on the villages. But to achieve his two-faced goals, Ukyo has one essential caveat. Kanna must be burned to the ground.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Ukyo is brilliantly playing Kanna's success to his own advantage, calling on ronin samurai to defend other villages from the Bandits, while at the same time secretly ordering the Bandits to increase their attacks on the villages. But to achieve his two-faced goals, Ukyo has one essential caveat. Kanna must be burned to the ground.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 24

    The Oaths

    Katsushiro, still acting on his own, has returned to Kanna to defend it from the approaching Capital. This will be a daunting task -- the massive air-ship's main weapon could level the village with a single blast. Unbeknownst to Katsushiro, Kambei and the rest of the samurai are racing toward the Capital as well, poised for the final showdown.

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    • 26 Minutes

    Katsushiro, still acting on his own, has returned to Kanna to defend it from the approaching Capital. This will be a daunting task -- the massive air-ship's main weapon could level the village with a single blast. Unbeknownst to Katsushiro, Kambei and the rest of the samurai are racing toward the Capital as well, poised for the final showdown.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 25

    The Last Battle

    In addition to the Capital's terrifying Mujou Gun, Ukyo has created a fleet of Nobuseri drones -- a mindless army numbering in the thousands that follow his every command. Undaunted by the impossible odds, Kambei drives the samurai directly into the heart of the massive fleet. The ultimate battle for the future of the peasants and the empire has begun.

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    • 26 Minutes

    In addition to the Capital's terrifying Mujou Gun, Ukyo has created a fleet of Nobuseri drones -- a mindless army numbering in the thousands that follow his every command. Undaunted by the impossible odds, Kambei drives the samurai directly into the heart of the massive fleet. The ultimate battle for the future of the peasants and the empire has begun.

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    • 26 Minutes
    • EPISODE 26

    The Era's End

    The explosive fight against the Capital continues, with both sides suffering major losses. The mighty Capital has been downed, but its inertia continues to propel it toward the village at a disastrous speed. Saving the village now will take more costly sacrifices. As the dust settles, what happens to the survivors who must bury their fallen friends?

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    • 26 Minutes

    The explosive fight against the Capital continues, with both sides suffering major losses. The mighty Capital has been downed, but its inertia continues to propel it toward the village at a disastrous speed. Saving the village now will take more costly sacrifices. As the dust settles, what happens to the survivors who must bury their fallen friends?

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    • 26 Minutes
© 2004 AKIRA KUROSAWA/SHINOBU HASHIMOTO/HIDEO OGUNI/MICO * GDH * GONZO. Under license to FUNimation Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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